Rigs, Coring & Exploration News in Norway

Statoil Receives Consent to Use Songa Enabler at Snohvit
3/7/2017 - Statoil has received consent to use Songa Enabler for drilling a production well at Snohvit. Snohvit is a gas field in the Barents Sea north-west of Hammerfest. Statoil is the field's operator. Sn?hvi...
Statoil Receives Consent to Use Songa Encourage
1/27/2017 - Statoil has received consent to use Songa Encourage for well activities at Norne, Norne satellites and Alve. Statoil is the operator of the Norne field in the Norwegian Sea, west of Mo i Rana in Nordl...
North Atlantic Drilling Extends Contract for West Elara
1/20/2017 - North Atlantic Drilling Ltd has been awarded a firm one well extension plus one optional well from Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) for the jack-up West Elara. The work will commence in direct continuat...
Maersk Gallant Drills to Record Depths on Norwegian Shelf
8/25/2016 - With a total depth of 5,941 metres, Maersk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian continental shelf. On 31 July, Maersk Gallant drilled the Solaris ultra HPHT (hi...
Songa's Cat D Rig Songa Encourage Starts Drilling for Statoil
4/12/2016 - Songa Encourage commenced drilling operations on 11 April 2016 under its eight-year drilling contract with Statoil on the Norwegian continental shelf. The rig is now on operational day rate and workin...
Statoil Receives Consent to Use Modular Drilling Rig at Heimdal
9/22/2015 - Statoil has received consent to use a modular drilling rig (MDR) to drill a new production well at Heimdal. Statoil is the operator on the Heimdal field, a gas field in the North Sea, located around 2...
Dolphin Secures Drilling Contract for Bollsta Dolphin
10/29/2012 - Dolphin Drilling Ltd., a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, has entered into a contract with an undisclosed client, for the provision of the new build Moss Maritime CS 60 E design semi-submersible ...
RWE Signs an Agreement with Dolphin Drilling
10/24/2012 - RWE Dea Norge AS, a subsidiary of the German oil and gas company RWE Dea AG, has signed an agreement with Dolphin Drilling AS to use the Bredford Dolphin rig, in cooperation with three other oil compa...
Seadrill Enters into HoA with Songa Offshore
10/22/2012 - Seadrill has entered into a Heads of Agreement ("HoA") with Songa Offshore SE for a potential purchase of the ultra deepwater semi-submersible rig "Songa Eclipse". The HoA has certain subjects, hereu...
New Drilling Contract for Bideford Dolphin
10/2/2012 - Dolphin Drilling AS, a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, has entered into a Letter of Award with Statoil for an 3 years extension of the current drilling contract for the semi submersible drilling...
Statoil Awards Drilling Rig Contract to Maersk
5/31/2012 - Statoil has awarded Maersk Drilling contract for chartering a completely new jack-up rig for the Dagny field on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The jack-up rig will drill on the Dagny oil and g...
Bridge Signs a Contract for Jack up Rig with Ensco
4/26/2012 - Bridge Energy ASA the Oslo Axess listed oil and gas exploration and production company is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract for a jack up rig with Ensco Offshore UK Ltd. The Ensco 92 r...
Maersk and Centrica Energi Sign $60 Million Contract
4/23/2012 - Maersk Drilling has signed a new contract with Centrica Energi at a value of at least USD 60 million. With this contract the company's rig capacity in Norway is sold out until the second quarter of 20...
RWE Dea Secures Rig Capacity in Norway
2/7/2012 - RWE Dea Norge AS has secured rig capacity for drilling three wells in in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea during the years 2013 to 2015. The wells will be drilled with the Leiv Eiriksson rig, owned...
Lundin Exercises Optional Wells for Bredford Dolphin
11/30/2011 - Lundin Norway AS has exercised the option for additional three wells with Dolphin Drilling AS, a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, for use of the semi-submersible drilling unit Bredford Dolphin. T...
Corpro Secures Coring Contract with Eni in Norway
10/31/2011 - Corpro Systems Ltd, a member of international oilfield services organisation Reservoir Group, has been awarded a significant coring contract in Eni, the largest Italian energy company. The contract is...
Eirik Raude to Drill Additional Wells Offshore WA
10/12/2011 - Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that it has entered into drilling contracts for three additional wells offshore West Africa, with two independe...
Statoil Secures Deepwater Rig for Drilling Program
9/9/2011 - Statoil has signed an agreement with North Atlantic Norway Ltd (Norwegian Branch), a company in the Seadrill group, for hire of the West Hercules rig for use on exploration prospects and production li...
Statoil Signs a New Contract for the Rig Songa Trym
7/11/2011 - Statoil has signed a new agreement with Songa Offshore relating to rig hire for use on its exploration prospects on the NCS. The semi-submersible rig has been chartered for work on the Troll field unt...
Semco Maritime Wins Rig Projects in Norway
Semco Maritime Wins Rig Projects in Norway 6/16/2011 - Two contracts for the world’s largest rig company, Transocean, will be carried out in Tromso and Bergen. This strengthens Semco Maritime’s strategy to service clients in the entire North Sea area. Sem...

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